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Converting the Red Barron to the Black Knight

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#161 crazyrichard


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:27 AM

ooow cool stuff !!!!!

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 04:46 AM

Amazing work. The Baron is coming along great. Also love the desk upgrade. I need to partition my drawer in my drafting table the way you did. Great idea.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 06:42 AM

That is a really cool tool, Pete! 

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:52 PM

So it is time to update the Zero again. I have made some major progress and I am happy with my aviation side at this point but am also looking forward to getting back to the hotrod. Hope to have this beast done soon.

What has been done here was to set this up to display it as a cutaway style model. The problem was how to do the cowl and the cowl flaps. The cowls on the real deal are a top and bottom clamshell design. I wanted a left side/right side display. So I soldered the top and bottom pieces together(they are white metal) and then cut down the centerline with my jewelers saw. I replaced the kit cowl flaps which are closed, with a set in the open position and made of individual plates soldered together. Here you see the right side painted a semi-gloss black and mounted with the open flaps. The metal finish piece is the original cowl with the closed flaps. I think the open flaps is a much nicer looking piece.


This shot shows the open side. I left the cowl flaps in their natural polished brass to highlight the work. They have a clear coat over them to prevent tarnish. I decided to open the flaps because in the kits closed position the exhaust was fully covered and I really like to heat discoloration that I did. It came out well.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:04 AM

Wow!  Amazing detail.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 03:22 AM

this is a nice way to push modelism to a next level,, i'm realy amazed